The weather conditions for the week of Easter 2023 will be marked by a tailspin of winter, with the return of rain, snow, cold and wind. The disturbance arriving on Palm Sunday (April 2) from Northern Europe is accompanied by cold air which will push towards the western Mediterranean, where it will give rise to the formation of a low pressure circulationcentered today in the middle of the day near Sardinia and which will move to Sicily within the first hours of Monday.
The weather will therefore become more unstable especially on the major islands and in the central regions and at the end of the day also in the southern peninsular. Just in the South, Monday could present critical issues due to the risk of showers and thunderstorms, even of strong intensity. The transit of this perturbation over Italy will produce a significant drop in temperatures, particularly in the Centre-South and very intense ventilation, with mainly northerly winds, drawn by the deep depression area which, according to current projections, will have reached the Ionian on Tuesday morning to then move away towards the east, attenuating.
Palm Sunday, 2 April, irregular cloudiness, at times compact, in most of Italy, except for initial clearings in the middle Adriatic and in the extreme south and more lasting clear spells in the north-west, in particular between upper Piedmont and western Lombardy. In the morning local rainfall or showers in Emilia, the northern Apennines and Sardinia. In the central hours of the day, there was an increase in instability with scattered rainfall, including downpours or thunderstorms, in Emilia Romagna, in the central regions and on the islands; more sporadic phenomena in the South; snow level around 1400-1600 meters along the central-northern Apennines; possible isolated showers or thunderstorms also along the Pre-Alps and in the nearby foothills of eastern Lombardy and Veneto. In the evening, there is a trend towards an improvement in the North-East, in the central Tyrrhenian regions; rains and showers in the mid-Adriatic, in the Islands and extending to Calabria.
Temperature declining highs almost everywhere. Winds temporarily weakening, apart from the Mistral again near the Islands. In the evening start of the reinforcement of the ventilation from the north. Seas: the Adriatic has little movement; locally moved Ionian and upper Tyrrhenian; rough or very rough the other basins, up to rough or very rough the seas of Corsica and Sardinia.
Easter week 2023 with cold, wind, rain and snow
Monday 3 in the North and in Tuscany overall sunny weather: in the afternoon or in the evening some brief showers are not excluded along the central-western Pre-Alps, in Piedmont, western Liguria and north-western Lombardy. Partial clearings possible in the north of the Marche, Lazio and Sardinia, cloudy to overcast skies in the rest of the Centro-South. On the middle Adriatic some scattered rainfall especially in the first part of the day, snowfall up to 1000-1400 meters and gradually depleting by evening. Unstable weather in the South and in Sicily, with locally heavy rains and possible showers or thunderstorms. A few isolated showers or thunderstorms also developing in the inland and southern areas of Sardinia.
Temperature highs rising in Sardinia, mostly decreasing elsewhere, except on the extreme Northwest, the Ligurian sector and the Tyrrhenian coasts. Very windy day for northern winds, up to tense or strong on the upper Adriatic and in a large part of the central-south, with locally stormy gusts up to 70-80 km/h. Winds from the east in the Po valley. Mainly choppy or very choppy seas, up to the agitated channels of the Islands.
Tuesday 4 in the northeastern regions, in eastern Liguria, Tuscany, Umbria and northern Lazio, mostly sunny weather, with clear or partly cloudy skies. In the extreme Northwest initial scattered clouds with a few snowflakes above about 1300 m on the Cuneo hills; cleared gradually wider during the day. Irregular and variable cloudiness in the rest of the Centro-South. During the day possibility of isolated rainfall between the south of the Marches, Abruzzo and lower Lazio (snow up to around 600-900 meters), and downpours or isolated thunderstorms in the southeast of Calabria, Sicily and Sardinia.
Maximum temperatures decreasing, except on Calabria and Sicily. Only in Calabria, Sicily and southern Sardinia will it still be possible to exceed 15 degrees. Winds: moderate to strong northerly on seas and central-southern regions and on the upper Adriatic. Seas: the Tyrrhenian Sea below the coast and the Ligurian Sea are slightly moved; moved or very moved the remaining basins
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